Foliage Follow-Up is hosted monthly by the fabulous Pam Penick. Be sure to click on over to her blog, Digging, to be deep in the green! (Sorry if some of y'all are still under a blanket of white!)
April is a magical time in the PNW; soggy but magical, when our plants seem to be changing by the hour. Some foliage that caught my eye recently:
Rhododendron somethingorother putting out new leaves.
Berberis 'Orange Rocket' With foliage like this, who needs blooms?
The acer palmatums are beginning their show. This one is 'Alpenweiss.'
What happens when you shock your tender sedums by putting them outside in the cold after spending the winter in a very warm spot? They blush! (Sedum rubrotinctum 'Aurora')
Maybe they're turning red with cold. Either way, it sure makes them purdy.
The Arum italicum are still looking gorgeous! I love this winter/spring foliage!
This one is a favoirte variety & is so colorful that it reminds me of a caladium.
Impatiens omeiana silver pink is beautiful. The flowers come in the fall and are o.k.
Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty'
Persicaria 'Red Dragon' in a sea of Oxalis oregana.
Confession of a tacky gardener # 542. That table is now covered with plant purchases from recent field trips. So is the potting bench by the garage and any a few other flat spaces here and there. Here are some of the plants moved out of the basement or glass room and sitting around outside waiting to find homes for the summer.
No garden is complete without a bag of potting soil waiting around to help with repotting, right?
Pieris japonica's new growth is like a second flowering!
Almost foliage on Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'
Are these little alien hands or baby birds? Emerging foliage of Schefflera taiwaniana
Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'